KO shared 8 presentations at the International NAISA Conference in Saskatoon June 2013. There were delegates from around the world that shared their communities research. We met lots of groups who share similar challenges and learned new and innovative methods for overcomming those challenges. Chief Rita Thompson of North Spirit Lake also joined the KO team to share her community's story. We are reminded of the sucesses of the KO communities and how their programs are seen as world class. We are proud to continue to share the story and learn from others in partnership with First Nation Innovation and our new Research Associate: Brian Beaton.
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is pleased to announce the launch of the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund. The OSRCF is a grant program that supports a vision of getting and keeping Ontarians active in community sport, recreation and physical activity. The fund will:
Lands Planners and Technicians Gathered October 16-18, 2012 to share ideas on deveoping media projects to share their activities with their community and leadership. Dr. Rebecca Caines (University of Regina) & Cal Kenny (K-Net Multi Media Producer) shared free software and tips on making and sharing pictures, audio, video and posters to update the community on lands issues. Checkout the innovative media summary Cal produced about the training.
Checkout the Lands and Resources Website for upcomming events and past summaries.
Deer Lake Council and Commemoration Committee met by video conference to continue planning for the Treaty #5 Commemoration. There will be activities all week to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Treaty #5 Adhesion Signing at Treaty Point on Deer Lake by Chief Robert Fiddler. Partners include OMNR, Canada Heritage, NAN, Keewaytinook Okimakanak and others. KO Staff are getting excited about camping out in prospector tents on the point and marking the occasion with neighboring communities. For more information visit www.deerlakefirstnation.ca or Contact Gary Meekis at the Band Office 807.775.2141